I purchased the 1m 60 LED version of this strip for my PC which has a Dark Base Pro 900 case and Asus Strix X299-E Gaming motherboard. This particular motherboard has a header on the board and comes with a cable for connecting it to WS2812b addressable LED strips, which can then be controlled with the Asus Aura Sync software.
After installing the LED strip and connecting it up to the motherboard it works perfectly and is also very bright. The LEDs are individually controlled so you can have, say, a rainbow or gradient effect across all of them etc.
One issue I encountered when trying to install the LED strip to my case was that the sticking backing isn't very strong and starts to peel off from the inside of the case within hours of being installed. In the end, I found the best way to attach the strip was to use some sticky fixers (double sided foam pads) which are very sticky, and they have secured the LED strip nicely. Just be aware that you may want to buy some if you intend on using this strip inside your computer!
The LED strip has wires and connections at both ends. At one end you have a 3 pin male plug (this fitted into the cable for my motherboard) and the other end has a 3 pin female plug, presumably to chain additional strips together. Both ends also have an extra red and white wire (with exposed ends), which is for attaching to an additional power source. I didn't need these so I cut the exposed tip off and sealed them in shrink wrap although you could use electrical tape or simply cut them off altogether.
I also had to remove 3 LEDs for this strip to fit in my case properly. It was simply a case of cutting the strip with a pair of scissors where the white intersection line is marked. The really cool thing about this strip is you can cut the strip up and solder the strips together using 3 wires (+5v, GND and Data) between each strip.
Very nice product. The following may be issues of concern for some purposes:
1. Brightness levels are not adjusted for the human eye so although the brightness is fully adjustable in 256 steps, these are basically bright right down to the lowest values. Difficult to produce a nicely graduated fade-out. 2. As stated this strip is made up of two half length strips joined in the middle. The consequences are not mentioned: 2.1 The joint appears to be a simple solder link, more rigid and fragile than the rest of the strip. 2.2 The joint is about twice as wide as the other gaps between LEDs, causing a visual discontinuity between the two halves.
In fairness there is another side to issue 1: These LEDs are brighter than other neopixel-like strips I have tried. So while my displays aren't graduated so well on this, they are way brighter.
These set of LEds are brilliant. If you are into cutting the leds and making different shapes then buy only these ones. The simple reason is the soldering pad between the leds. its wide enough compared to other brands available. Other providers have a hole between the soldering pads making them almost impossible to work with.
I bought this LED's for my project in school and they are simply amazing. The lights are dimable through the arduino sketch and you can upload a variety of different features. They are of very good quality. Extremely recommended.